Tuesday, October 22, 2013

DG Headquarters is LEED Platinum

The Design Group is thrilled to announce that our own Headquarters Building has been certified LEED Platinum!

Platinum is the highest level of LEED Certification which can be achieved, and we are honored that our sustainable design efforts have made the grade.

Our website profile of DG Headquarters has more information about the building and our green design features.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Wherry is LEED Silver!

The Design Group's recent classroom addition to Wherry Elementary School has achieved LEED© Silver Certification!

Back in January, APS reported that the new spaces were popular with their students and staff, and we're proud that the project is now a sustainable success as well.

Read more about the project at our website.

Friday, June 14, 2013

The Design Group Makes the Top 10!

The Albuquerque Business Journal recently ranked the top Architecture Firms in New Mexico, based on billings for 2012, and the Design Group came in at number six!

We were also noted for having the biggest increase in employees for 2011-2012, with four new team members, and ranked 5th in the total number of employees in the firm.

As part of the article, photos of our Hidalgo Medical Services, Wherry Elementary School, and UNMH Anesthesiology Department projects were also featured.

The article was published in the June 7-13, 2013 edition of the Business Journal, or subscribers can find it online, here:

Moving Clients Out of Their Comfort Zone

"Creating a building is an act of optimism, a belief in the future."

Doug Majewski, CEO and Principal Architect, recently provided the Albuquerque Business Journal with some tips on how to get clients to move out of their comfort zones.

In addition to helping our clients understand the different facets of architecture, we also build trust and communication by listening to their vision for the project and showing them the imaginative possibilities available to them.

The article was published in the June 7-13, 2013 edition of the Business Journal, or subscribers can read it online, here:

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Hidalgo Medical Services Wins Non-Profit of the Year Award

NM Business First
New Mexico Business First has named Hidalgo Medical Services as the Nonprofit Health & Human Services Provider of the Year! Congratulations to our clients at HMS for this well-deserved honor.

The Design Group recently completed the HMS Public Health Facility in Silver City, New Mexico. Please visit our website for more information about this exciting project!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


We're proud to announce that Design Group team member Emily Brudenell has passed her Architect Registration Examinations! Emily has been with our firm for over four years and is currently working on the renovation of Berrendo Elementary School for Roswell Independent Schools. She is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and a LEED Accredited Professional.

Way to go, Emily!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Reigning Champs

The Design Group competed in our favorite event of the year - the Urban Olympics for the Amy Biehl High School Foundation. At the 4th Annual competition, our Design Groupies defended their title for the Best Costume, and also won 1st place in the Human Scream event!

Congratulations to all of our team members who participated, and thanks to the Urban Olympics crew for putting on another great event.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Newest Architect

Congratulations to Design Group team member Jorge Gonzales for passing the Architect Registration Examinations! Jorge has over 15 years of experience and has been with our firm since 2003. He has managed several significant Design Group projects, including Rio Rancho City Hall, Wherry Elementary School, and Desert Willow Family School. In addition to becoming a registered architect, he is also a LEED Accredited Professional.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Wherry Elementary School Success!

The Design Group's recently completed classroom addition to Wherry Elementary was profiled by Albuquerque Public Schools as having a positive impact on students and staff:

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


The Design Group's recent addition to the Health and Social Services Building at New Mexico State University has just been certified LEED Gold.

The addition houses a 150-seat lecture hall, administrative offices, and other spaces within the two-story building, and also integrates a new outdoor memorial for student reflection and healing.

Please visit our website for more information on this project.